Brazil 1757-B 6400 reis

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12047
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 12047 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRAZIL. 6,400 Reis (Peca), 1757-B. NGC MS-63. Jose I (1750-77)." This type was struck 1751-77 and is among the more available colonial gold coins of Brazil, tho Bahia mint issues are considerably scarcer than the products of Rio.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-69; KM-172.1; LDMB-387; Gomes-54.08.


Source:

  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
  • Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 2013.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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